Police responded to an anonymous drug tip on Saturday afternoon that resulted in several felony arrests. Police arrived at 5880 W. 500 S. in North Judson where the home owner refused to allow police into the residence. After police left, a vehicle left the residence and passed the police. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and Mat Anderson from the North Judson Police Department attempted to perform a traffic stop but a short pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, items were thrown out of the vehicle. The items were located and taken into custody. The driver, Stephen Adrian Braasch, 28, of Argos, was arrested.
A search warrant was later obtained for the residence at 5880 W. 500 S. in North Judson. As a result of the search, the home owner, Christina D. Orange, 33, was arrested and has preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Chemical Agent, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Stephen Braach has preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Chemical Agent, Dumping of a Chemical Agent, Resisting Law Enforcement, Reckless Driving, and Possession of Marijuana under 30 grams.
A Plymouth man was believed to have been at the residence as well and charges are pending for his arrest. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Pulaski County Sheriff and SWAT teams and the Indiana State Police assisted in this incident.